Systems Software Developers Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for systems software developers in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of systems software developers amongst Illinois metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Systems Software Developers in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$65,710
25th Percentile Wage
$82,320
50th Percentile Wage
$104,320
75th Percentile Wage
$125,040
90th Percentile Wage
$151,400

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for systems software developers in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $151,400. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $104,320. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $65,710.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of systems software developers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$104,320
2.18% 12.26%
2016
$102,050
0.10% -
2015
$101,950
5.15% -
2014
$96,700
3.95% -
2013
$92,880
1.45% -
2012
$91,530
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Systems Software Developers in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of systems software developers in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of systems software developers in state of Illinois ranges from $87,610 to $105,630. The highest paying area for systems software developers in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) with a median annual salary of $105,630. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) (mean annual salary $104,920). The lowest paying area is Springfield with a median annual salary of $87,610.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$105,630
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$104,920
Bloomington-Normal
$100,560
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$99,090
Peoria
$97,830
Rockford
$96,770
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$95,500
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$92,550
Champaign-Urbana
$89,730
Springfield
$87,610




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